This week will be my own memory lane. On Saturday, 12/2/2017, two friends and I are showing and selling some of our work for a day – I will bring some of my older series out of storage.
We sent out evites, but I thought I’d use the blog to do a bit of the ground work and dig out images from the archives; some of these prints will be available.
One of my oldest series Affirmation&Negation will be represented (and if I thought its issues of bible touting and social injustice needed our attention then, I do so tenfold now with our current government.)
My approach to this series was dialectical. The images each represent a Biblical passage, placed into a contemporary setting (Affirmation). However, the images also raise questions about whether the demands for principled, ethical and just behavior found in the Old and New Testament are only given lip service by modern society (Negation). Many of the montages included photographs of people I met on the street, homeless.
Luckily, there are always exceptions to the ruling bad guys and good guys still exist:
(how’s that for fair and balanced reporting given my usual fare of bad news?)
If you are in Portland and have time on Saturday it would be great to see you around!